Fipo is grateful for the support received by the Câmara de Oeiras, BPI-Fundação La Caixa, Residências Sénior do Areeiro, Hotels Vila Galé, Oeiras Viva, Fundação Nadir Afonso and Antena 2.
Thanks to the audience who sold out all concerts and to the wonderful pianists.
Until the VII Festival in 2024.
About the Festival
The VI International Piano Festival of Oeiras (FIPO) is expected to take place between 2 July and 30 July 2023.
According to the contacts already established, the VI Festival will bring to the Municipality of Oeiras, once again, a set of renowned pianists of various nationalities: Teresa da Palma Pereira, at the opening, Javier Perianes, Yoav Levanon, Yulianna Avdeeva, Rui Massena and Alexei Volodin, at the close.
In the recitals, works of great composers will be interpreted, ensuring a wide variety of repertoires that allows to correspond to the diverse taste of the audience. A Steinway and Sons concert piano will be used.
With the exception of the penultimate, all recitals will take place on Sunday, from 18 hours, in the Municipal Auditorium Ruy de Carvalho.
Teresa da Palma Pereira
- July 2
Teresa da Palma Pereira
After finishing her studies at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with the maximum classification under the supervision of the pianist Tania Achot, and a master's degree in piano performance at Catholic University of Porto with Filipe Pinto Ribeiro, she continued her musical studies at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with Jan Michiels and in Madrid with Claudio Mehner. She obtained her PHD degree in 2015 with “Summa cum laude” at the Escola das Artes of the Catholic University Porto under the orientation of the pianist Sofia Lourenço and the composer Paulo Ferreira Lopes.
She won several national and international prizes, including “Maria Campina” and “Princess Lalla Meryem”, and performed as soloist with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, as a prize of Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel Competition for students of all instruments. She has played, since 2006, in countries as France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Brazil and China, as well as in the main Portuguese festivals and concert halls, including Dias da Música, Sintra Festival, Oeiras Festival, Mafra Festival, Centro Cultural de Belém, Auditório Ruy de Carvalho, Centro Cultural de Cascais and Olga Cadaval Cultural Center, as soloist and with the leading Portuguese orchestras and conductors.
She is the author of the book "Schumann ́s Carnaval: work of genius and madness" (based in her PhD dissertation and with a preface of Professor Mário de Vieira de Carvalho) and has recorded four CDs: "Waltz Transfigured" with works by Schubert and Schumann, “Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1" with Orquestra do Norte, "Encounter", with works by Mozart and Schumann and the most recent "Identity", with music by Debussy, Prokofiev and Liszt.
Pianist of great originality, Teresa da Palma Pereira has been dedicated, in the last years, to a set of projects that aim to bring erudite music to new audiences, performing several cycles of commented recitals, as "Communication with music", "Classics outdoors", Classics for All" and " Classics in the Bookstore", at Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Palace of the Aciprestes, in Linda-a-Velha, social quarters and the bookstore “Ler Devagar”, in Alcântara, respectively.
She ́s also the Artistic Director of the Oeiras International Piano Festival since 2018.
- July 9
The international career of Javier Perianes has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls, with the world’s foremost orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Klaus Mäkelä, Sakari Oramo, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Gimeno, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Simone Young, Juanjo Mena, Ivan Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski, François-Xavier Roth, Daniel Harding, and appearing at festivals such as the BBC Proms, Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron, Grafenegg, Prague Spring, Ravello, Granada, Vail, Blossom and Ravinia. He was awarded the ‘National Music Prize’ in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in 2019. In June 2021 he was awarded the Granada Festival Medal of Honour in recognition of his long-standing relationship with the Festival, where he was also Artist in Residence for 2021.
The 2021/22 season features an array of high-profile concerts. Perianes makes his season-debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Aurora Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He gives the world premiere of the new Piano Concerto by Jimmy López at London’s Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, gives his first recital at the Boulez Saal in Berlin, and returns to San Francisco Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno. Play-direct appearances include Real Filarmonía de Galicia, Asturias Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Perianes also visits South America, returning to the Orquestra Simfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo (OSESP) to perform the Jimmy López Piano Concerto, and give a solo recital.
Career highlights have included concerts with Wiener Philhamoniker, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Yomiuri Nippon and Danish National Symphony orchestras, Oslo, London, New York, Los Angeles and Czech Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Cleveland, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Philharmonia orchestras, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His most recent album with the label features Chopin’s Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3 interspersed with the three Mazurkas from Op. 63.
- July 16
“At the age of 19, Israeli pianist Yoav Levanon already shows tremendous power and maturity”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung commented on the young pianist’s impressive appearance at the 2022 Europa Open Air in Frankfurt where he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Alain Altinoglu. The televised concert took place in front of an audience of 25,000 at site and almost half a million viewers worldwide.
Following on from his recital debut at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London in early 2022, the 2022/23 season sees Yoav Levanon perform solo recitals at Boulez Saal in Berlin, Grand Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Settimane Musicali di Ascona and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad as well as on a tour of the US for the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Invitations from orchestras will lead him to the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Israel Chamber Orchestra and the North Netherlands Orchestra on tour in the Netherlands to include a stop at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Previous appearances include a solo performance in a “Piano Summit” presented by Martha Argerich at Schloss Elmau followed by a recital at the Piano aux Jacobins Festival in Toulouse and a recital at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. His performance was highly praised in a critic in Diapason: “Yoav Levanon is not only a stunning virtuoso. His assertive interpretative choices already make him an authentic musician, who has everything to become one of the major pianists of this century.”
At the beginning of 2021, Yoav Levanon took part in a filmed project with Daniel Barenboim and soon after he signed an exclusive recording agreement with Warner Classics. His debut album A Monument for Beethoven with the label was released in May 2022. It attracted great attention from reviewers worldwide and garnered many excellent reviews.
Yoav Levanon first appeared on stage at the age of 4 and soon became a winner of his first National Piano Competition in Israel. He won his first Gold Medal at an International Piano Competition in the USA a year later and performed on the prestigious stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. Following his orchestral debut with the Israel Chamber Orchestra he went on to take part in the Tsinandali Festival, Georgia, where he played Mozart and Bach Concertos for Two Pianos and Orchestra with acclaimed pianist Sergei Babayan. Later he received the ‘”Young Talent Award” of the Fundación Excelentia and performed in a ceremony at the National Auditorium Madrid in the presence of Queen Sofia. During 2018 Yoav performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019, Yoav appeared as one of the youngest pianists ever in the festival history of the renowned Verbier Festival and was celebrated a "discovery". His debut solo recital, broadcast globally on medici.tv, gained the largest online audience of any of the 2019 Festival’s events.
Yoav Levanon is guided by top piano professors and musicians in Israel and abroad. He was privileged to take part in the ‘Piano Program for Outstanding Young Pianists’ at the Jerusalem Music Center, working with the prestigious American concert pianist Murray Perahia as well as working under the guidance of distinguished pianist Sir Andras Schiff in his artist performance studio at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.
- July 23
Yulianna Avdeeva gained worldwide recognition at the 2010 Chopin Competition, where she won First Prize with a “detailed way of playing” that “matched Chopin’s own” (The Telegraph). A pianist of fiery temperament and virtuosity, Avdeeva plays with power, conviction, and sensibility, having won over audiences all over the world.
A favorite artist in Europe with recurring concert engagements at the Warsaw Philharmonic or Rudolfinum in Prague, Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Yulianna has also given concerts for Ukrainian Relief, including one together with Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Lucerne Chamber Music Festival.
Her 2022-23 season begins with a Tippet Rise Festival recital in the US, followed later by a Carnegie Hall debut recital. She performs with the Vienna Symphony and after an acclaimed first collaboration in 2021 tours again with Teodor Currentzis and SWR Symphony in Munich, Hamburg and Vienna. In mid-winter she returns to Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Kyoto to be followed with concerto appearances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (Andris Poga), RAI National Orchestra (Juraj Valčuha), Bergen Philharmonic (Petr Popelka), Basque National Orchestra (Robert Trevino) and Camerata Salzburg (Finnegan Downie Dear). She will also perform in recitals in Leipzig, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, Aarhus and Naples.
Among her other extensive orchestral collaborators are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Finnish and Danish Radio Symphonies, Czech Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kremerata Baltica, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, KBS Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony.
A dedicated chamber musician, Yulianna has toured regularly throughout Europe with violinists Julia Fischer and Gidon Kremer, with appearances at Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, among others. In addition to being a regular guest at Festival Chopin Warsaw and the Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron, recent seasons have seen Avdeeva in recital at the Salzburg Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Boulez Saal, Vienna Konzerthaus, Palau de la Música Catalana, Musikfest Bremen, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival and Shostakovich Festival Saxony.
Avdeeva’s recordings of Chopin concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Frans Brüggen (2013), her 3 solo albums featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and Prokofiev (2014, 2016, 2017), and her collaboration with Gidon Kremer in Mieczyslaw Weinberg's chamber music (2017 and 2019) comprise a formidable record of Yulianna’s art topped off by a Deutsche Grammophon (2019) solo recording as part of a milestone collection dedicated to Chopin Competition Gold Medalists.
Piano aficionados around the world also enjoy her educational online streaming project, the #AvdeevaBachProject, which she started during the lockdown gaining more than half a million views.
- July 29
Rui Massena was introduced to music at a very young age. He played his first piano piece at the age of five, was eight when he created his first composition and has been working as a conductor since the age of 27. That was about the time Rui took up the Artistic Direction and the role of Principal Conductor in Madeira’s Classical Orchestra, a position he kept for 12 years.
Between 2001 and 2013, Massena premiered dozens of works and con- ducted over 30 national and international notorious orchestras in world-re- nowned concert halls in 14 countries. In 2010, the ‘European Capital of Culture – Guimarães 2012’ chose Massena to program the Music Cluster of the project, a body of work that he began developing in 2010 and through which he founded the Orchestra ‘Fundação Orquestra Estúdio’. Masse- na has also conducted, written and arranged in symphonic language for countless artists. Music was always the centerpiece of Rui Massena’s life. After thirteen years of non-stop weekly conducting, Massena made the decision to finally give space to his old composing dream.
Since 2015, he started a solo career with his own compositions as a Uni- versal Music Artist, and launched four albums and an EP until today. His music is enjoyed by fans from over 90 countries and Rui Massena has been selected as a contemporary global talent by the prestigious publish- er ‘Deutsche Grammophon’.
In 2019, Massena made his debut in film scoring in the short film “Carnaval Sujo”, directed by José Miguel Moreira, and composed and performed the soundtrack for two TV Films (2021), “Esperança” directed by Cláudia Cle- mente and “Medo” directed by Patríca Sequeira, included in the film trilogy “Na Porta ao Lado”, focusing on the scourge of domestic violence. In 2022, he composed and performed for the film “La Manzana de Oro”, directed by Jaime Chávarri, a prestigious name in the Spanish cinematographic world and for the documentary “Triunfo do saber” directed by Frank Saalfeld.
In 2021, was awarded the Gold Medal of Cultural and Scientific Merit, from the city of Porto, in recognition of his continued contribution to the city. This medal joins many others Rui has been awarded throughout his carrer, including the Gold Medal os Cultural and Scientific Merit from his home- town, as well as the Medal of Cultural Merit of Brazil’s Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Rui Massena’s music is today alongside great composers such as Philip glass and Ludovico Einaudi, with one of their compositions, Valsa, is part of the compilation ‘EXPO 1’ by Deutsche Grammophon, which features music by leading composers ‘Neo-Classics’ nowadays. In 2021, invited by the publisher, alongside Maria João Pires and 15 other world-class per- formers and composers, participated in the World Piano Day 21 festival, broadcasted all around the world.
Today, Rui works as a conductor, composer, producer and performer, based in his studio, near Granja’s beach, in the creative city of Porto. He plays and conduct his music live in concert halls all around the world.
- July 30
Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level. He possesses an extraordinarily diverse repertoire from Beethoven and Brahms through Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin, to Shchedrin and Medtner.
Highlights of the 2022/23 season include returns to Singapore Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, and Euskadiko Orkestra, and first appearances with Kyoto Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal. Volodin will join Orchestre de chambre fribourgeois at Besançon International Music Festival and tour with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen throughout Belgium and the Netherlands with Chopin Piano Concerto No.1. He returns to SWR Symphonieorchester in a chamber concert of Franck and Schoenberg at the Pentecost Festival Baden-Baden and joins forces with Igor Levit for duo performances at Wigmore Hall and Lucerne Piano Festival.
Previous seasons have included performances with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, NCPA Orchestra China, BBC Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic, working with conductors Semyon Bychkov, Stanislav Kochanovsky and Robert Trevino.
Volodin regularly appears in recital in venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música, Mariinsky Theatre, Paris’ Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música. This season he performs at Tonhalle Zürich, Geneva, Taipei National Concert Hall, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, and additional dates in Spain.
An active chamber musician, he has a long-standing collaboration with many artists including Sol Gabetta. Previous chamber partners include Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, and Mischa Maisky, as well as the Borodin Quartet, Modigliani Quartet, Cuarteto Casals and Cremona Quartet.
Volodin’s latest album with the Mariinsky label was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.4, conducted by Gergiev. Recording for Challenge Classics, Volodin’s disc of solo Rachmaninov works was released in 2013. He also recorded a solo album of Schumann, Ravel and Scriabin, and his earlier Chopin disc won a Choc de Classica and was awarded five stars by Diapason.
A regular artist at festivals, Volodin has performed at Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Les nuits du Château de la Moutte, Variations Musicales de Tannay, Bad Kissingen Sommer Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Les Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, Festival La Folle Journée, the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg, St. Magnus International Festival, Interharmony Festival, and the Moscow Easter Festival.
Born in 1977 in Leningrad, Alexei Volodin studied at Moscow’s Gnessin Academy and later with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como and gained international recognition following his victory at the International Géza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003.
Alexei Volodin is an exclusive Steinway artist.